Location: Guatemala City
Architects/Interior Designers: Studio Domus / InSitu Guatemala
General contractor: Altiscorp
Project area: 14927.9 sq ft / 1,386.85 sq m 2
Project year: Design/Completion: 2014
Photography: Agustín Fallas
Spectrum a Guatemalan developer of real estate projects in Latin America, decided to remodel its corporate headquarters in Guatemala, in order to take the next step in innovation with latest trends in corporate interiors. The space is located in Las Margaritas Management Center, one of the
most renowned corporate centers in Guatemala City. "The company decided to migrate to an open plan operational level, where visual barriers were removed, resulting in a more interactive display, bringing colleagues closer contributing to their collaboration between colleagues.
Various studies have been conducted on the theme of open space and evidence shows that this trend contributes to maximizing space, encourages collaboration and mobility also generates stronger teams.
Important design features per se, lie in furniture design with ergonomic and recycled material properties, contributing to a development on the issue of sustainability for the company. Yet still an open office system, several different spaces were integrated such as relaxation lounge tables with benches which lead to different types of interaction.
The company also chose to give a boost to its work culture opening to open plan concept, which offers very few private offices, spaces work-sharing and discussion, coffee points, cafeteria and dual-use terraces.
The architectural merits of the building, conceived as one most exclusive corporate buildings of Guatemala, gave rise to a perfect combination between light and natural air. Guatemala has a privileged weather so it was natural to take advantage of the square footage of theterraces and give them life.
Maximizing the space designed for a greater number of operating positions, combined with alternative spaces such as coffee points and open meeting rooms was crucial. Furthermore, organic materials such as wood and exposed concrete were introduced.